Aranui on Raw Travel


SAN MATEO, CA (May 4, 2018) – Travelers, historians, and culture-enthusiasts can tune in to Raw Travel TV this weekend (May 5 – 6) to see an incredible journey to some of the world’s most remote island paradises. The Aranui 5 (, a deluxe passenger-freighter cruise to French Polynesia, will be featured on the television series which is syndicated throughout the U.S. and internationally. Viewers will watch as executive producer and host Robert Rose, along with his crew, chronicle their once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard the Aranui 5.

Viewers can catch a 15-second preview and 90-second trailer of the episode online at Raw Travel TV will rebroadcast the show on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5.

Now in its fifth season, Raw Travel TV airs on over 165 broadcast affiliates in the U.S. and a variety of international territories including Asia, India, Africa and Europe, and is featured on in-flight programming by several airlines. The show focuses on socially conscious travel and showcases diverse cultures around the world. Find where you can watch this episode on your local TV,

“We are honored and humbled to be featured on the award-winning television program,” said Eric Wong, Executive Vice President, Americas for the Aranui 5. “We attribute the success of the Aranui to our hard-working and knowledgeable crew who makes each voyage an incredible adventure that will be treasured forever,” he added.

The journey aboard the Aranui 5 is an unparalleled experience, allowing travelers to fully embrace Polynesian culture from the moment of embarkation. On this bucket-list adventure, passengers board the ship in Papeete, Tahiti for a 14-day sailing with visits to Fakarava and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago, Bora Bora in the Society Islands, as well as Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Tahuata and Ua Huka in the Marquesas Islands.

With an emphasis on soft adventure, history and culture, the Aranui 5 voyage includes onboard and offshore experiences such as breathtaking hikes, visits to sacred ritual sites and small museums, encounters with local inhabitants, a visit to French artist Paul Gauguin’s grave, snorkeling in the translucent waters of the atolls, on-island picnics and restaurant lunches featuring local food, a visit to a pearl farm and more. Viewers can watch as Robert Rose and the Raw Travel TV crew participate in these excursions and interact with local inhabitants as well as Aranui’s Polynesian crew on an off-the-beaten path expedition throughout the Marquesas.

The all-inclusive cruise includes three meals daily with complimentary wine for onboard lunches and dinners, guided excursions as outlined in the itinerary, picnics, and meals on shore, cultural activities and Polynesian entertainment. Optional excursions such as scuba diving, horseback riding, and fishing are available for an additional charge.

Prices for a 2018 Aranui 5 vacation start at $2,920 per person (not including the 10% discount) and do not include port tax, cruise tax, and tourism tax. For added value, travelers can enjoy a 10% pre-summer discount on the June 12 sailing while senior travelers are offered a 10% savings on the Oct. 2 sailing.

For more information on where to watch Aranui on Raw Travel TV, visit To learn more about the Aranui or book your vacation, call 800-972-7268 or visit

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mimi forsyth
May 5, 2018
happy to know what the Aranui is doing .....

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